Dan O’Deens was living just two hours away from New York City when the World Trade Center towers were attacked on September 11, 2001. Feeling the pull to help, he drove into the city that night and spent the ne[...]
Lynn Shaffer was serving at Vacation Bible School at Gulfview Grace Church in Port Richey, Fla. (Paul Poyner, lead pastor), when she was struck by an idea for a creative way to meet a need in the Central Africa[...]
Jeff Dunithan is a member of the international men’s ministry Fight Club. The discipleship program was founded in 2011 by Jim Brown, lead pastor at Grace Community Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Go[...]
“At Camp Conquest we believe that the camp experience is the most effective tool for evangelism and discipleship available to the church today.” This summer marks Mike Gehlert’s twentieth as executive director [...]
“When I retired, I wasn’t sure what the next step was,” said Ed Lewis, who recently retired after 47 years of ministry with Momentum Ministry Partners (formerly CE National) and relocated to Hawaii. “I had to t[...]
At the end of July, Bud Olszewski will retire from the role of senior pastor at Grace Brethren Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Rittman, Ohio, after 38 years of service. Bud grew up in inner city Phi[...]
Jim Umpleby has served as the camp coordinator for Heartland District Junior Camp the past 20+ years, with the help of several key staff members, area pastors, and his own family. Jim’s wife assisted in prep wo[...]
“When I look back at the last few months I can’t believe I couldn’t see Him weaving it all together,” said Sarah McMahon, who recently launched a women’s ministry at her church, Western Reserve Grace Church, a [...]
“We all have something to learn from each other, so how are we doing that? How are we being a family?” Recently two pastors from Charis Fellowship congregations in the North Central Ohio district shared how the[...]
At the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020, a group of believers in Pennsylvania gathered to discuss COVID-19 and how to respond to the uncertain and ever-changing times. Among those involved was Scott Feat[...]
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